Lost horizons: mediaeval city uncovered

Archaeologists using revolutionary airborne laser technology have discovered a lost mediaeval city that thrived on a mist-shrouded Cambodian mountain 1200 years ago.

The stunning discovery of the city, Mahendraparvata, includes temples hidden by jungle for centuries – temples that archaeologists believe have never been looted.

An instrument called Lidar strapped to a helicopter which criss-crossed a mountain north of the Angkor Wat complex provided data that matched years of ground research by archaeologists. The research revealed the city that founded the Angkor Empire in 802AD.

Zie ‘Lost horizons: mediaeval city uncovered‘.

17-06-2013 16.01 | Door: De Grote Vrager | Categorie: Aardrijkskunde, Geschiedenis, Losse skakels

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